Robert C. "Bob" Witt
1927 ~ 2004
Robert Charles "Bob" Witt passed away peacefully in Alamosa, Colorado, September 15, 2004 surrounded by loved ones. He was born October 31, 1927 to Leroy Chester Witt, Sr. and Sarah Clarissa Dewey in Glendale, California. He attended public schools in Glendale, and graduated from Glen-dale College and UCLA. He was drafted into the U.S. Army at the end of World War II, and served for 15 months. After that, he was called to the French Mission, where he served in both France and Belgium for a period of 31 months. He married Marilyn Ruth Gardner in the Salt Lake Temple August 21, 1951. His professional career included positions with the Tulare County Health Department in Visalia, California, and with the Dow Chemical Co. in Chicago Heights, Illinois; Midland, Michigan; and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He is survived by Marilyn, his wife of 53 years; his six sons and five daughters, Brian (Trudy) Witt, Pamela (John) Dunford, Merilee (Kenneth) Otto, Laurice (Kurt) Jones, Glen (Pat-ty) Witt, Arlene (David) Wilson, Evan (Stephanie) Witt, Janine (Martin) Perry, Mark (Denise) Witt, Galen (Janet) Witt, and Christopher Witt; his sister, Joyce Cannon; and 43 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia; his mother and father; and his brother, Leroy C. Witt, Jr.
Bob served faithfully in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout his life, including callings as bishop, stake president, regional representative, and mission president. During his retirement he served seven fulltime missions with Marilyn, his eternal companion - California Santa Rosa, Michigan Detroit, Philippines MTC, Provo MTC, Salt Lake Temple Square, Ivory Coast Abidjan, and Colorado Colorado Springs. He passed away while serving his mission in Colorado. A memorial service will be held Sat. Sept. 25 at 12 noon at the Suncrest 10thWard chapel, 90 North 600 West, Orem. A visitation will be held two hours prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Perpetual Education Fund.
Published in the Deseret News from 9/19/2004 - 9/20/2004.